MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05
  
       Title: GARDINIERE
  Categories: Relishes, Pickles, Vegetables
       Yield: 8 cups
  
 MMMMM-------------------------VEGETABLES------------------------------
       3    Red bell peppers, cut into
            -- large squares
       2    Red banana peppers, cut into
            -- rings
       2 md Red onions, thinly sliced
       1 sm Buttercup squash, peeled,
            -- seeded & cubed
       3 c  Cauliflower, cut into floret
       2 c  Waxed beans, trimmed & halve
       1 c  Chinese white radish, thinly
            -- sliced & peeled
       6    Carrots, chopped
       2 lg Celery stalks, chopped
 
 MMMMM-----------------------HERBS & SPICES----------------------------
   1 1/2 c  Pickling salt
            Sweet basil sprigs
            Vegetable oil
       4    Garlic cloves
       2 ts Whole white mustard seeds
 
 MMMMM-----------------------PICKLING BRINE----------------------------
   3 1/2 c  Water
   3 1/2 c  White vinegar
     2/3 c  Sugar
  
   Mix together the vegetables & layer in a large bowl.  Sprinkle each
   layer with salt. Pour in just enough water to cover.  Place a plate
   on top to keep the vegetables submerged.  Cover & refrigerate for 8
   hours or overnight.  Drain, rinse in several changes of water & drain
   again. Meanwhile, place 4 sprigs of basil in a small jar.  Add whole
   garlic & just enough oil to cover.  Cover tightly & refrigerate for 8
   hours or overnight. Prepare pickling brine by boiling the water,
   vinegar & sugar.  Bring to a boil, stirring till the sugar is
   dissolved & then keep hot until ready to use. Sterilize 4 500mL
   canning jars. In each one, place a basil sprig, garlic clove & 1/2 ts
   mustard seeds.  Without forcing, pack the vegetables into the jars
   leaving 3/4 headspace.  Pour pickling brine into each jar up to 1/2
   of the top. Remove any air bubbles by sliding a rubber spatula around
   the edge of the jar; wipe rims & fir lids. Process in a boiling water
   bath for 20 minutes. Remove, cool, label & store.
  
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